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'''Samuel John''' "'''Lightnin''''" '''Hopkins''' (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982) was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas. ''Rolling Stone'' magazine ranked him number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. The musicologist Robert "Mack" McCormick opined that Hopkins is "the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act".
Birth nameSam John Hopkins
Alias| birth_date = {{Birth date|1912|03|15}}
Birth placeCenterville, Texas, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|1982|01|30|1912|03|15}}
Death placeHouston, Texas, U.S.
Origin| instrument = Guitar, piano, organ (music)|organ, vocals
GenreElectric blues, country blues, Texas Blues
OccupationGuitarist, singer-songwriter
Years active1946–1982
LabelAladdin Records (US)|Aladdin, Modern Records|Modern, RPM Records (USA)|RPM, Gold Star Records|Gold Star, Sittin' in With/Jax, Mercury Records|Mercury, Decca Records|Decca, Herald Records|Herald, Folkways Records|Folkways, Pacific Jazz Records|World Pacific, Vee-Jay Records|Vee-Jay, Arhoolie Records|Arhoolie, Bluesville Records|Bluesville, Tradition Records|Tradition, Fire Records|Fire, Candid Records|Candid, Imperial Records|Imperial, Prestige Records|Prestige, Verve Records|Verve, Jewel Records (Shreveport record label)|Jewel
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